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18 November 2020

WeCare Wales Week: Day three – Early Years and Childcare

There are many different opportunities and places where you can work in both early years and children’s social care. Here, we share stories from some of the amazing people working with children across Wales.

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17 November 2020

WeCare Wales Week: Day two – Home Care

Home care is also known as domiciliary care. These services provide essential care and support for people who live in their own homes.  This support is built around people’s needs and routines to helps them remain in their home in a safe and supported way. Here, we share stories from some of the amazing people […]

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10 November 2020

Winner of the first WeCare Wales award announced!

Sandra Stafford, a foster carer from Conwy County Borough Council, has been named the winner of the first WeCare Wales award at this year’s Accolades. The WeCare Wales award went to Sandra after she was nominated for the award by social workers Danielle Dally and Sarah Vater. In their nomination, Danielle and Sarah described Sandra […]

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16 November 2020

WeCare Wales Week 2020

WeCare Wales Week will shine a light on what working in social care, early years and childcare is really like. From today (16 November) we are highlighting the variety of jobs that are available in Wales. Care workers will share their experiences of how they started their career in care, what it’s like working in […]

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24 September 2020

New and easy way to publish job vacancies on our jobs portal

Social care employers, we have made it easier for you to list your current social care jobs on our jobs portal. Now more than ever, people are needed to provide care and support to those who are vulnerable in our communities. To help you find the right people to fill your vacancies and support your […]

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22 September 2020

WeCare Wales award

Voting is now open to choose a winner for the inaugural WeCare Wales award. The award is part of the Accolades, awards that Social Care Wales organise that recognise, celebrate and share excellent social care and early years in Wales. The WeCare Wales award is new for 2020 and is the first time the Accolades […]

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25 August 2020

Special event for care home staff in the Vale of Glamorgan

Last week, Chemical Corporation (UK) Ltd held a special event at Barry Island Pleasure Park in honour of NHS and care home staff across the Vale of Glamorgan. With 1,100 people registered to attend the invitation only event, locals were certainly looking forward to enjoying the free rides and discounted food at the amusement park […]

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19 August 2020

Gaining training and qualifications while working in care

Around one in 17 adults in Wales work in social care, early years or childcare – that’s around 113,000 people! If you have a positive attitude and a commitment to care for others, then for most roles you can gain any training and qualifications you need on the job. Kayleigh Evans, a Senior Childcare Worker […]

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20 July 2020

Teaching health and social care during the pandemic

Karen Llewellyn is a childcare and health and social care lecturer for Gower College Swansea as well as a WeCare Ambassador. We asked Karen how she’s found teaching during these unprecedented times and how her students are adapting as they come to the end of their course and apply for university places…   How has […]

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22 June 2020

How a nursery within the grounds of a Welsh hospital have been providing childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic

Day care nurseries around Wales are preparing to re-open from next week. One of the few childcare settings in Wales that have been open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic is Funtazia Day Nursery, based within the grounds of Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. The nursery have been providing an invaluable childcare service for key workers and […]

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10 June 2020

Bluebird Care, a home care provider in Flintshire, are celebrating the dedication of their staff in response to Covid-19

Bluebird Care provides home care in Flintshire, north Wales. The company are so proud of their staff in response to Covid-19 they have given each member of staff a special gift. Rebecca Zartarian, Director of Bluebird Care Cheshire West and Flintshire, said: “Over these last few months we have been so proud of our amazing team […]

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19 May 2020

Meet Emma, the poet behind our television advert

Our recent television advert features the voice of Emma, reading her poem “Just a Carer” that she wrote for and performed on Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience programme, filmed at College Fields nursing home in Barry. We asked her what it’s like being part of our campaign…   How do you feel about being featured in […]

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